Student Opportunity Announcements

Lab technician in benthic ecology

A one-year full-time lab technician position is available at
Dauphin Island Sea Lab to work with Dr. Kelly Dorgan on benthic ecology and
invertebrate biomechanics. I am currently setting up my lab and am looking for
someone to help set up and manage the lab and assist with research in the lab,
including mechanical testing experiments on sediments, collecting animals and
sorting samples, and conducting behavior experiments. This position will also
include some data analysis, and experience with ImageJ, Matlab, or other
computer programming languages would be useful but not required.  For more information, see

I am ideally looking for a recent graduate who is interested
in obtaining research experience before applying to graduate school and is
motivated and independent. Applicants should have a BS in biology, marine
science, or a related field, background and interest in marine invertebrates,
and some previous research experience. 

Dauphin Island Sea Lab is located on Dauphin Island, AL, on
the gulf coast. There’s a great community at the lab, cost of living is low,
and the city of Mobile is ~45 min away. For more information on DISL, see

This position is for a year, with extension dependent on
funding and job performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Start date: mid-July preferred, but negotiable (from early
June to late August)  

Applications, including a resume, undergraduate transcripts
(unofficial is fine), one-page cover letter, and names and contact info for
three references should be sent to
Review of applications will begin March 1 and will continue until the position
is filled.